Warpo and Diamond Comics Distributors Announce Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Partnership
Warpo, creators of the Legends of Cthulhu action figures, announce today the highly anticipated, extra-large 12” Cthulhu retro action figure is now available at toy and hobby shops nationwide.
The 12” Cthulhu Standard Edition, along with the Previews Exclusive Glow in the Dark Edition releasing next week, is the cornerstone of the Legends of Cthulhu collection, with 7 points of articulation and pliable “gripping hands” suited for grasping 3.75” action figures and sending them to their doom. The 12” Cthulhu figure is packaged in an early 1980s-style, full-color box, featuring a brand new painting by the masterful artist Ken Kelly.
To celebrate the launch of the 12” Cthulhu, Warpo releases today the third and final part of the 12” Cthulhu commercial series.
In further Warpo news, the company announces today it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Diamond Comic Distributors. Diamond will represent and sell Warpo toys to thousands of retail stores worldwide.
“It was only a year and a half ago when Warpo launched our Kickstarter for Legends of Cthulhu, and we’re blown away at the great response we’ve received from the toy community,” says Warpo president Bryan Katzel. “The deal with Diamond is going to make Warpo toys available to a larger global audience, and we’re so thrilled to be aligned with such an incredible partner.”
“Warpo Toys is an amazing find and has proven an incredible success for Diamond Comics,” says Erique Watson, Diamond Comics brand manager. “This new partnership is the natural evolution in Warpo’s continued success story, and we’re truly excited to be able to offer more of their unique products to our retailers around the world.”
About Diamond Comic Distributors
Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide.
Founded in 2013 by avid collectors and toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber and Tommy Baldwin, Warpo is Making Yesterday’s Toys, high-quality collectible toys with a a distinct retro look and feel. Taking an artisanal approach of “method manufacturing”, Warpo’s debut product line, Legends of Cthulhulaunched with a Kickstarter in June 2014, and the company’s future releases include action figures, plush, playsets, and more.